04/06/20 – Happy Easter

CURRENT EVENTS

To everyone regardless of their beliefs

BOOK OF THE WEEK

Ben – Hur: A Tale of Christ

By Lew Wallace 

I read this book a very long time ago, when I was in high school.

First published in 1880, “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” by Lew Wallace is considered one of the most important and influential Christian novels of the nineteenth-century.

The novel follows much of the life of Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish prince from Jerusalem living in the time of Christ. Wallace intertwines the lives of Judah and Jesus of Nazareth, beginning the novel with the events of the Nativity and later following the downfall and ensuing hardships of Judah’s life as a Roman slave, charioteer, and later, a convert to Christianity.

The events depicted in the Gospels of the New Testament concerning Jesus are carefully threaded throughout Judah’s story, ultimately finding both Jesus and Judah at the Crucifixion, though in different capacities. (Source: Amazon)

MOVIE, PLAY OR TV SHOW OF THE WEEK

I recently watched this series on PBS and learned something about Christianity. You might find it interesting, whether or not, you consider yourself a Christian.

A History of Christianity (2009)

A History of Christianity is a six-part British television series. The aim of the BBC was to produce “a new ‘landmark’ series which will examine the origins of Christianity and the relevance of the faith in the modern world”. Presented by Diarmaid MacCulloch, Professor of History of the Church at St Cross College Oxford, the series considers the evolution of the Christian faith and its four main forms: Orthodoxy, Oriental Christianity, Western Catholicism and Protestantism. (Source: Wikipedia)

MUSIC OF THE WEEK

Jesus Christ Superstar

By Superstar – Carl Anderson – 1973

ART OF THE WEEK

Fabergé Eggs

The Moscow Kremlin egg, 1906.

A Fabergé egg is a jeweled egg created by the House of Fabergé. Virtually all were manufactured under the supervision of Peter Carl Fabergé between 1885 and 1917.

The most famous are those made for the Russian Tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II as Easter gifts for their wives and mothers. The House of Fabergé made 50 such “Imperial” Easter eggs, of which 43 are still existing. Two planned for Easter 1917 were not delivered due to the Russian Revolution in which the Romanov Dynasty was overthrown and all the members of the imperial family executed. (Source: Wikipedia)

  EXTRAORDINARY PERSON OF THE WEEK

Who says the most extraordinary person of the week has to be human.

Easter Bunny

A 1907 postcard featuring the Easter Bunny

The Easter Bunny is a folkloric figure and symbol of Easter, depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs.

Originating among German Lutherans, the “Easter Hare” originally played the role of a judge, evaluating whether children were good or disobedient in behaviour at the start of the season of Eastertide.

In legend, the creature carries colored eggs in his basket, candy, and sometimes also toys to the homes of children, and as such shows similarities to Santa Claus or the Christkind, as they both bring gifts to children on the night before their respective holidays. (Source: Wikipedia)

  WEEK’S JOKE

PHYSICAL TRAITS

I know the gyms and other exercise facilities are closed due to Coronavirus,  but you can still find ways to exercise. 

CHARACTER TRAITS

SOCIAL TRAITS 

For those of you who are into Astrology, I believe you can use this one for April.

LEARNING TRAITS

Because of the Coronavirus, there is a lot more home schooling happening.

School has always been a challenge for some of us.

MISCELLANEOUS

LAST WEEK’S POLLS

Do you plan to play a trick on anyone on April Fools’ Day?
No  70.97%  (22 votes)
Maybe  22.58%  (7 votes) 
Yes  6.45%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 31
Do you think you will be fooled on April Fools’ Day?
No  70%  (21 votes) 
Maybe  23.33%  (7 votes)
Yes  6.67%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 30
Regarding the 2009 film, Call of the Wild:
I have not watched it, but would like to watch it.  46.15%  (12 votes) 
I have not watched it and do not wish to watch it.  42.31%  (11 votes) 
I’ve watched it and liked it.  11.54%  (3 votes)
I’ve watched it, but did not like it.  0%  (0 votes) 
Total Votes: 26
Do you believe the media promotes fear and disharmony among people?
Yes to both  70.37%  (19 votes) 
Fear yes, disharmony no  18.52%  (5 votes) 
Fear no, disharmony yes  7.41%  (2 votes) 
No to both  3.7%  (1 votes) 
Total Votes: 27
How is your morale during these times of coronavirus?
Okay  46.43%  (13 votes) 
It is starting to get to me  28.57%  (8 votes)  
Excellent  17.86%  (5 votes) 
Depressed  7.14%  (2 votes)
Total Votes: 28
What do you think of people who frequently want to talk politics?
Waste of time, since i don’t think anyone ever changed anyone’s mind  51.85%  (14 votes) 
I don’t want to be around them  40.74%  (11 votes) 
They are necessary  7.41%  (2 votes) 
Total Votes: 27

Book

If you have ever been curious about this book, the Kindle version of this book has now been reduced to $1.00 and the paperback version has been reduced to $10.00

However, I must warn you that this book will not change your life, 

only you can do that.

19 thoughts on “04/06/20 – Happy Easter

  1. this is for 3-30-2020. I like the Stayin Aive video. Zoolander was a bit kookie for me. True about wearilng a mask in your home could stop you from grazing. I need to wear mine indoors! 4-06-2020 I never read the book Ben Hur but I enjoy watching the movie . I have watched it for years. Excellent movie. I also like to watch Jen can cook. I watched her the other day make Pierogi’s. I’d like to try her Paczki baked jelly donuts and the other recipe for brown sugar biscuits. I like the horoscope for April. Lol Also Sam Cookes report card. Thanks again for a entertaining post. Always enjoy it. Until next time stay safe and to you and Carol. Happy Easter.

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  2. My son favorite movie when he was a pre-teen…so tame compared to what is out there today. We were not believers in Christ at that time but it was the excitement, action that drew him. Now that we are believers it takes on a whole new meaning. Never seen Jesus Christ Super Star. I would like to sit down with Jane Fonder and listen to what she has to say at her age. Would hope she has had a change of heart from her early belief. Anything by Sam Cooke….interesting post, full of something for everyone.

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  3. Your blog includes such an interesting menagerie of subject matter, and the survey boxes are a creative idea! I especially like that meme(?) on character traits in this post. We must choose wisely indeed! Becoming a loving, joyful, kind, and calm rarely happens by chance. Most of us are too self-centered! But with God’s help, anyone can be transformed (2 Corinthians 5:17)!

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    • Thank you so much Nancy for your comments, I find them very encouraging. You are definitely an encourager. I could not agree more with you about about the challenges of becoming a loving, joyful, kind and calm person happening by chance. I have struggled my entire life and continue to this day. I sometimes think I have been granted so many years because it is so hard for me to get it right.

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